Defense Support of Civil Authorities

Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education
2019 Call for Nominations - The William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education

April 17, 2019 Every year, the Perry Center recognizes individuals who and organizations that have made significant and sustained contributions advancing mutually supportive approaches to security, fostering transparent and capable defense and security governance institutions, and...


DIILS congratulates LADSCA ALUMNUS Lt Col Vincent Sowa, Esq. Congratulations to DIILS Alumnus Lt Col Vincent Sowa on his promotion as Legal Advisor to the Africa Mission in Somalia (AMISON), in Mogadishu, Somalia. Lt Col Sowa attended DIILS Legal Aspects of Defense Support to Civilian...


DIILS traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to partner with members of the Mexican military and engage in discussions on Human Rights in Domestic Operations and Defense Support to Civilian Authorities. The engagement was very productive; we will continue to work together in the upcoming months on...


KATHMANDU, 29 July 2016 - The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies conducted a Legal Capabilities Review with the Government of Nepal to assess the opportunity for U.S. legal engagement with the Ministry of Defense on enhancements to the military justice system, national...


The Legal Aspects of Defense Support to Civil Authorities 18010 course presented the inaugural Vincent Sowa Award to Group Captain Musa Sanda-Jika from Nigeria. The Sowa Award is to honor the memory of Lt Col Vincent Sowa from Sierra Leone. The award citation reads: "In recognition of...

DPCT Resident Phase Begins
DPCT Resident Phase Begins

On March 27, the Perry Center received 32 students for the first day of the two-week resident phase of the Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT) course. DPCT students represent 13 different countries from throughout the Western Hemisphere and a range of backgrounds in the armed forces and...

 Facultad de la Defensa Nacional (FADENA)
Perry Center and the Facultad de la Defensa Nacional of Argentina (FADENA) Deliver a Joint Seminar on Defense Futures and Policy Imperatives

In mid-November 2016, the Facultad de la Defensa Nacional (FADENA) of Argentina and the Perry Center delivered a first of a kind joint seminar entitled Futuros Inciertos y los Nuevos Imperativos de la Politica de Defensa (Uncertain Futures and New Defense Policy Imperatives). Held in Buenos...

Perry Center Professor Provides Lecture to CEDEYAC via VTC

October 12, 2018 Perry Center Professor Pat Paterson provided a lecture to CEDEYAC students on Thursday, October 11. His presentation, titled "Política de Defensa y Sistemas Regionales de Defensa y Seguridad," covered a number of important development in security and defense matters in the...

SDP Oct 2018
Residential Phase of SDP Course Begins

October 11, 2018 On Monday, October 15, 2018 the Perry Center’s biggest academic course to date, Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP), began. Over 90 military and civilian officials representing 17 countries in the Western Hemisphere traveled to Washington, DC to begin the 2 week residential...

Romania NDU Seminar
Romanian Students Study Regional Security at Marshall Center’s Special Seminar

By Christine June Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Twenty-five war-college level Romanian professionals had the opportunity to meet experts in the field to get an update on the regional security framework...

No results found.

The mission of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) is to contribute to international security through professionalization of the officer corps, NCO corps and civilian defense officials of partner countries, making their defense education institutions compatible with Western...

No results found.
No results found.
Contemporary Security and Defense Issues in the Caribbean
Contemporary Security and Defense Issues in the Caribbean

Un-Governed and Un-Governable Spaces: Threats to Democracy and National Security in Jamaica George Benson Preventing Violent Extremism in the Caribbean Francesca Caonero and Pernille Rasmussen Citizen Insecurity in Trinidad and Tobago and the Applicability of the Concept of the Mafia...

Publications Header
The Evolving Role of the Security Forces to Counter Transnational Organized Crime in the America

As transnational organized crime increasingly presents a national security threat throughout Latin America, governments must re-examine the roles and responsibilities of their security forces, both military and police, to ensure the welfare, security, prosperity and sovereignty of their countries....

2018 Sample Schedules